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Hayward’s RESTORE Pick

The Pensacola City Council will be asked Thursday to approve David Penzone as the city's representative on Escambia County's RESTORE advisory committee. City Administrator Bill Reynolds informed council of Mayor Ashton Hayward's choice during this afternoon's Committee of the Whole [...]

RESTORE Math

The Escambia County Commission is expected this afternoon to sign on to the latest formula agreed to for the county-level RESTORE Act pot. “It isn’t exactly what we wanted, but it’s what brought everybody together,” said Commissioner Grover Robinson, who has been the commission’s point [...]

Work, It’s For the Dogs

The Escambia County Commission will consider this week if two contract kennel technician positions should be changed from contract to full-time jobs. Currently the county uses contractual labor to perform various work. It has had difficulty securing such labor when it comes to work at the county [...]

And the Nominees Are …

With this afternoon’s deadline approaching, Escambia County has released an updated list of nominees for the RESTORE advisory committee’s environmental seat. A list of organizations which have qualified to participate in the seat’s selection process—as well as a list of those yet to [...]

The Price of Peace and Quiet

Hashing out the specifics of a possible noise ordinance, some members of the Escambia County Commission flinched upon hearing the $2,000-plus price tag for decibel readers. Not Commissioner Wilson Robertson, who said the investment would be worth it even at $100,000. “I’ll tell you right [...]

Looking Out for 4-H

Prior to approving the design contract for a planned 4-H center last night, the Escambia County Commission dug deep into the organization’s concerns pertaining to costs and the possibility of securing land for agricultural purposes. “I come to you tonight because I have 15-month-old twin [...]

4-H Confusion?

4-H Confusion?

Two Escambia County commissioners are appearing hesitant to pull the trigger on moving forward with the planned 4-H center on Stefani Road. “There’s such a misunderstanding out there,” Commissioner Wilson Robertson said during this morning’s work session. “We should not do anything [...]

Commission Jumps Into 2013

The first Escambia County Commission meeting of 2013 is scheduled for tomorrow, with commissioners taking up a range of issues, including the search for a county administrator and restructuring of the RESTORE Act advisory committee. Since firing the former county administrator in the fall, the [...]

How to be a better elected official in 2013

How to be a better elected official in 2013

Forbes has published a slideshow on how employees can be better. I've adapted the 14 points for elected officials. 1. Anticipate your district's needs. What are the issues in your district? Not your issues--theirs. 2. Get to know your constituents better. Reach out to your neighborhoods. Go [...]

At-Large RESTORE Seats

The Escambia County Commission is looking for people to sit on its RESTORE Act advisory committee’s two at-large seats. In an effort to assess potential uses for Escambia’s portion of money realized from Clean Water Act fines levied against BP for the 2010 oil spill, the county commission is [...]

County Looks for Lorax

Escambia County needs someone to represent environmental concerns on an advisory committee being formed to prioritize uses for the expected RESTORE Act money. The county commission is forming a RESTORE Act advisory council ahead of the Gulf Coast’s expected financial windfall connected with [...]

Wilson’s Town Hall

Wilson’s Town Hall

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will host a town hall meeting tomorrow night. The meeting will include a discussion about the upcoming Merlin Road drainage project and will conclude with an open forum. Lately, the District 1 commissioner has taken to speaking openly about his [...]

Commission Aims for Library & Gas Taxes

Continuing the currently unfolding discussion regarding funding for the West Florida Public Library system, the Escambia County Commission agreed this morning to move forward with activating a dedicated library tax and taking over management of the system. “We’re biting off a big one here, [...]

Touart’s Return

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former county administrator as interim administrator. “It’s a patch on the [...]

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